irish brown bread

a recipe by
Sabrina Pullen
Lake St Louis, MO

My great grandmother Minnie Burk's recipe from Ireland

prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For irish brown bread

  • 3 c
    wheat flour
  • 1 c
    oats, regular
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 c

How To Make irish brown bread

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, mix together egg, oil, and buttermilk.
  • 3
    Make well in the center of flour. Using a fork, gradually mix in liquid ingredients.
  • 4
    When the dough leaves the sides of the bowl and can be shaped into a loaf, turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly for about 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Divide ball in half. Put each half into lightly greased 8 inch round pan. Cut an X across whole top of dough with a sharp knife.
  • 6
    Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 30 minutes until crust is light golden brown, and loaf sounds hollow when tapped